The safety of all children participating in Downers Grove Youth Baseball has always been the number one priority of the board of directors of DGYB.
On February 14, 2018 the “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sports Authorization act of 2017” was signed into law and became effective immediately.
We are required to have back ground checks of all managers and coaches which DGYB was already administering. We will continue to have this program as a requirement to manage and coach for DGYB. We are also required to have a safe sports policy in place, which we have included links on our site. All volunteers will receive this plan along with educational documentation.
Also, please find the following links on our site: Parents Guide to Child Abuse/Molestation Risk Management Program along with the Abuse/Molestation risk Management Program document. Before the season begins these programs will be discussed with the coaches and they will sign off that they have received this information.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Please use the above link to access both parent guide and volunteer back round check form. Thank You.
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Registration is open for ages 13-16. Registration closes on 4/20.
For Ages 6-12 registration please contact email@example.com. As of March 15, 2021, we are in the process of forming teams with players ages 6-12 who are currently registered. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register. There may be a short wait-list for some age groups, but we will attempt to place all players who wish to register.
PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY REGARDING AGES, REGISTRATION DEADLINES AND LATE FEES.
For Instructional (Ages 6-7), Rookie (Age 8), and Youth Leagues (Ages 9-12) the baseball age is based on the player's age as of August 31, 2021. As of March 15, 2021, we are in the process of forming teams with players who are currently registered. Please contact email@example.com to register. There may be a short wait-list for some age groups, but we will attempt to place all players who wish to register.
DGYB Babe Ruth Prep 13 includes all players who will be 13 as of August 31, 2021. For ages 14-16 Babe Ruth League still follows the national organization age cutoff of April 30, 2021. Babe Ruth registration is open and there is no need to contact DGYB to register at this time.
Players who reside outside DG Park District boundaries are charged an additional $40 Park District Fee
For ages 6-12 we expect teams to be announced in early April and practice to begin shortly thereafter. The season will end around June 30th for ages 6-8 and by July 15th for ages 9-12.
For ages 13 to 16 teams will be announced around May 1, and practice will begin then. The season will go through July and into the first week of August.
Depending on the league, the teams are selected in late March or early April. Players/Parents will be notified on what team they are placed via email from the team manager.
DGYB Board of Directors
DGYB is looking for new umpires in 2021. Umpires must be 12 years old by 5/1/2021. New umpires start working this summer at the A level games and are paid.
Training will be held via Zoom starting on Thursday evenings starting on February 25th . A parent should attend the kickoff session with the umpire. There will be a weekly Zoom call every evening in March, followed by outdoor training as soon as the weather allows in April.
Umpires must attend all training clinics to be eligible to work games in the Spring.
To register, please send an email with Umpire name, birthdate and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For fall ball email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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All new bats that bear the USABaseball licensing mark are permissible for play in the DGYB Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA). Barrels may have a diameter of 2 1/4 inches to 2 5/8 inches.
Bats that were previously allowable in DGYB Youth Leagues with diameters limited to 2 1/4 inches will still be permissible in 2020.
Bat rules for Babe Ruth (Ages 13-16) allow bats marked with the USABaseball mark or "BBCOR .50" mark, limited to 2 5/8 barrel diameter.
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Many Thanks to our 2020 community partners and team sponsors.
Please use the link below and help DGYB continue to improve youth baseball in your community. We are holding our participation fee's steady for 2021 in an effort to keep baseball affordable for everyone in our community. Support our partners visit the partners directory. Become a DGYB community partner sponsor one or more teams today.
Thank You DGYB Board of Directors